Peru and the Galapagos Islands on Isabela II
Where the timeless natural world of the Galápagos Islands combines with exploration of the ancient empire of the Incas... Unravel the mysteries of the centuries on a visit to Machu Picchu, the spectacular "Lost City of the Incas" – one of the must-see destinations on any world-traveler's list. Enjoy a six-night cruise aboard one of the finest expeditionary-style yachts in the Galápagos, the Isabela II – where you'll be accompanied by naturalists who inform and inspire with insights into the amazing wildlife including the giant Galápagos tortoises, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, marine iguanas, and penguins. Meet the famed Paso horses on a Peruvian ranch... a weaving demonstration at a local farm... and a scenic rail journey to the gateway to Machu Picchu for an overnight stay next to the ancient Incan site.
Built to travel off-the-beaten-path, Isabela II’s sleek design is perfect to navigate the coastal waterways, inland channels and narrow inlets of the South American waters, while providing a special camaraderie environment with fellow explorers on the ship's decks.